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cream of cabbage soup in a black ceramic bowl

Cream of cabbage soup

This cream of cabbage soup has no real "cream" which makes it healthy, yummy and nutritious. The cream has been replaced with a healthy alternative without compromising on the taste.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people


  • 5 cups cabbage shredded and loosely packed
  • 1 medium potato diced
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk cashew milk for a vegan recipe
  • 2 teaspoons butter olive oil for a vegan recipe
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups water or stock
  • 1/4 cup cilantro roughly chopped

Garlic croutons

  • 3 slices whole-grain bread
  • 3 teaspoons butter olive oil for a vegan recipe
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Heat butter/oil over medium heat in a heavy soup pot, add onions and garlic, stirring until soft for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cabbage, potato, celery, cashews, water or stock and the dried herbs.
  • Cook covered until the vegetables are tender, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Cool the mixture and process using a blender until smooth.
  • Transfer back to the pot, add milk and simmer for 20 minutes or until the soup becomes thick and creamy.
  • Add more stock or water if necessary, until you get the desired consistency. Mix in salt and pepper.

Garlic croutons

  • Mix butter/olive oil with garlic powder, oregano and pepper.
  • Toast the bread and spread the mixture on both sides of the bread slices while still warm.
  • Chop the bread slices into cubes.
  • Garnish the cabbage soup with cilantro and garlic croutons and serve immediately.


  • Spread the garlic mixture on the bread slices as soon as they are toasted since the bread slices will absorb the flavors better when they're warm.
  • If cashew milk is unavailable, you can replace it with almond milk
Keyword cream of cabbage soup, healthy cream of cabbage soup, healthy creamy soups, vegan cream of cabbage soup